Out Loud: July 15, 2007

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"We must change course now, not in September."

Sen. Harry Reid, the majority leader, on shifting Iraq policy before Gen. David Petraeus reports on the situation in the fall "I don't want a man like that legislating for me, especially in the areas of morality."


Larry Flynt, Hustler magazine publisher, on Sen. David Vitter's admission that his phone number was in the records of the escort service run by the "D.C. Madam"

"That whole staff up there is violently anti-Nixon, and Bush hasn't done one damn thing about it."
Richard Nixon, in audiotapes from Nov. 19, 1972, released by the National Archives, referring to the United Nations and former President George H.W. Bush's time there as representative "We missed you--sort of."

President Bush, to reporters during the ribbon-cutting for the refurbished White House briefing room Sources: International Herald Tribune, Associated Press (2), New York Times